Place:Brierley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBrierley
Alt namesBreselaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
Breseliesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 314
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.594°N 1.383°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inSouth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoHemsworth Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1938-1974
Barnsley (metropolitan borough), South Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Brierley is a small town and former civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England. The civil parish was abolished in 2016. The settlement is tightly clustered and green buffered on a modest escarpment close to the border with West Yorkshire, it is almost wholly in population south of the A628 road, and is less than to the south west of Hemsworth.

Its late nineteenth century founded civil parish contained the pit village of Grimethorpe, and at the 2001 census had a population of 5,973, increasing to 7,267 in the 2011 Census. Brierley is at its core approximately above sea level on gently undulating slopes.

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